Friday, December 15, 2006

Hail Frigia!

Today is December 15th...and we're having unseasonably warm weather here in Toronto. I hardly feel right posting this drawing of Jett Vector in cold weather gear. I could go out in a fall jacket and, if it weren't slightly damp out, I could mow my lawn.

Fans of Flash Gordon may recognize the name Frigia in my post title. It was the all cold, all snow, all the time planet visited by Flash and Dale. I drew up a blank (naked) template of Jett and printed out multiples of the same body on sheets of paper so that I could draw different costumes on him. This was the first and I had a visit to Frigia in mind when I drew it. Costume design is not something I think I'm all that good at. It certainly helps if I have a story in mind or a costume to work a variation on. In the case of Jett I want to keep his basic shape (big upper body, narrow waist) clear and show as much skin as possible. Or in the case of winter wear...make the clothing skin tight.

Here's hoping it snows for Christmas, at least.

j.

6 comments:

klahd said...

I find snow gear to be particularly sexy, (maybe that comes from growing up in a really snowy place).

When are going to see the finished Jett stuff, Bone?

King of Hearts said...

Nice! The costume doesn't look quite like any other I can think of. Good imagineering. When he gets cold does he turn darker blue?

HartCactus said...

The snow gear looks very cool on him!

Great going JB!

Btw...JB are you selling any original art from your Batman/Spirit comic?

Pls email me. Thanks.
-Hart

Yancy Street said...

That's HOT!...er...Cool! :)

j. said...

Klahd - Finished Jett stuff will be along in the New Year (fingers crossed).

King Of Hearts - Thanks, King. If he looks similar to anything I was thinking he's the old Mr. Freeze costume (which was a winter coat with a fur collar) and the newer Mr.Freeze with the dome helmet.

Hart Cactus - Batman Spirit art is going to be available through Albert Moy. He hasn't got the pages yet which is my fault...but will have them in the New Year.

Yancy - Thanks, guy!

best,
j.

Z-Maker said...

Beautiful work as always, J.
:)


Happy Holidays to you.

~Z.